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Colorado Legislature considers debt a public pension rescue

  As its legislative session nears its end, Colorado is considering a bill that would authorize the state to issue up to $10 billion in bonds to shore up the state’s severely under-funded public pensions. The bill has the backing of Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, as well as a number of Republicans in the closely-divided state Legislature. With Republican support, the Colorado Legislature is considering a bill that would authorize the state to issue up to $10 billion in bonds...

Government Spinning Up New Rules for Clothes Driers

The Department of Energy is considering updating efficiency rules for residential clothes dryers again, after regulations enacted in 2011 took effect in January 2015. Mercatus Center Regulatory Studies Program research fellow Sherzod Abdukadirov says new regulations do not significantly benefit consumers. “The average lifetime cost savings from higher energy efficiency standards per person are about $14. That’s it. That’s the total savings we get from going through this entire process,” he said...

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